Happiness is Waffles

Happiness is creating

Happiness is sharing the creation

Happiness is eating the creation

Waffles can be breakfast, served with syrup, butter, yoghurt, and/or fruits. It can be a snack like mandazi. It can be dessert, served with ice cream, chocolate syrup or berries. It can be savoury: waffles and fried chicken. Waffles are a happy meal.

Difference between pancakes and waffles

1. The obvious one is how they are made. Pancakes are made on a pan while waffles are baked in a waffle maker or iron.

2. The batters are different. Waffles have more oil, which leads to the third difference.

3. Waffles are crispy on the outside and fluffy and airy on the inside. Pancakes are perfectly fluffy and moist everywhere.

However, before plating transfer both waffles and pancakes to a wire rack. This will prevent them becoming soggy from the steam they release as they cool down.

When waffles sit for a while they become soft. Put them in the toaster to crisp them up again. This way, you can store them and have crispy waffles throughout the week.



  • 225g (1 1/2cups) all-purpose flour
  • 60g cornflour (corn starch)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup mala (buttermilk) or yoghurt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


In a bowl whisk the 225g flour, 60g cornflour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda, 1 teaspoon baking powder and 3 tablespoons sugar.

Make a well in the centre.

Pour in 1 cup mala, 1 cup milk, 3/4 cup oil, 2 eggs, and 2 teaspoons vanilla. Start by whisking the wet ingredients in the middle and then incorporate the dry ingredients. Whisk until combined. It’s ok if there are tiny lumps.

Heat the waffle iron (mine is ready when the light goes off).

Pour enough batter making sure it doesn’t overflow. Close and cook (light goes on and when ready light goes off).

Place on a wire rack as you prepare the toppings.

Plate up, do a happy dance, and dig in.

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